If you're lucky enough to live in the USA you will be happy to know that Ducati dealerships across the country will be holding a Sport Classic Demo week from the 1st of September till the 8th of September. Just drop by any of the participating dealerships for a chance to take a Sport 1000 (my favorite "straight off the production line" cafe racer) or GT 1000 out for a test ride. If you have read my opinions of the Sport Classic range you will know I have a soft spot for these bikes and would love to have one sitting in my driveway.
With the runaway success of the 1098 and now the Hypermotard, it's only natural to honor Ducati's history and the models that have been revolutionizing motorcycling for decades. Come ride the modern interpretations of Fabio Taglioni's original 1970s Ducati sport bikes—these motorcycles are more than showroom displays of modern classics, they are also brimming with performance.
These last days of summer are the perfect time to experience the Sport and GT models—all powered by the outstanding Desmo 1000 Dual Spark engine. The torquey air-cooled L-twin is the perfect match for the SportClassics' comfort and performance attributes. Alloy cylinders, with their traditional cooling fins form the classic "L" configuration, reminding us of the original Taglioni design. Slim between the legs and exposed for all to see, the latest two-valve Desmo system, fuel-injection, computer controlled engine management and Ducati Testastretta technology ensure that the 1000 DS engine is powerful, dependable and thrilling to ride."
For a list of participating dealerships follow this link.
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